The Gion festival, one of the three major festivals of Japan
It started in the 9th century when the emperor ordered a religious ritual to help against some epidemics.
The highest of the festival is a parade of about 30 decorated floats on July 17th.
In this parade, performers sing, dance, and play traditional instruments.
The streets are very crowded on the night before the parade( July 15th,16th ) when many stalls line the streets.
Over 20,000 people visit during this busy days every year and enjoy the atmosphere!
The shrines and the aquarium are lit up at night
Night time illumination at the Shines during the Tanabata Festival.
You write your wish on a paper and place it on the bamboo tree.
Wish my family happy 🙂
Fire works in Kyoto and Shiga (the next town)
Kyoto is famous for its shrine and temple but we also have beautiful ocean which takes about 1 hour and a half by car or train from the main city.
Summer in kyoto is ridiculously hot so it is a great idea to go to the Sea of Kyoto.
Yeah that’s me lol
This is one of the three major view of Japan , Amanohashidate.
Viewed in the Matanozoki way,↑the sky and the earth look upside down,
making Amanohashidate look just like a bridge across the sky.
Delicious sea food
The most beautiful fireworks I’ve ever seen.
It starts at 7pm.
Make sure to be there about 2 hours before it starts to keep the good spot.